Groups hit power franchise tug-of-war

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo LABOR and consumer groups marched on the streets of Iloilo City to protest the franchise applications of two privately owned power distribution companies, Panay Electric Company (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Corp (MORE Power). “Ang PECO napamatud-an naton nga hindi siya efficient magpadalagan sang power distribution kay profit oriented and wala sila naga serve sa interest sang consumers. […]

Ihawan rehab progresses but still awaits funding

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE long-overdue rehabilitation of the Iloilo City Slaughterhouse is on its initial steps after the submission of the master plan to the Department of Agriculture (DA) – National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS). DA Assistant Secretary for Regulations and the Visayas Hansel O. Didulo confirmed that NMIS has already received the technical specifications needed […]

‘We have to be self-sufficient’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE top official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized that the country needs to be “self-sufficient.” During the Food Security Summit Visayas cluster on Oct 9, 2018 held at Royal Convention Hall, Iloilo City, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that towns should be able to rely on their own resources. “Because the population is […]

Ex-convict shot dead in Guimaras

By: Gail T. Momblan AN EX-CONVICT was shot dead by still unidentified assailants at Sitio Carig-on, Barangay Agsanayan, Buenavista, Guimaras morning of October 10, 2018. Nataniel Jover, who was convicted of murder, was riding a jeepney when riding-in-tandem gunmen attacked him. Senior Inspector Jeffrey Ferrer said that in 2009, Jover killed municipal employee Gerardo Gonzales by […]